Released 12th October 2018
Only Ruins follows up it’s debut release with a diverse four-tracker from London based producer and sound designer Unperson.
ONRU002 is a versatile EP consisting of breaks, bleeps and drones.
Unperson exercises an assortment of unique sampling techniques to create spiralling atmospheres, pulsing percussive arrangements, otherworldly soundscapes and idiosyncratic tonal components.
a1. Unperson - Mind Distract
a2. Unperson - Drift
b1. Unperson - U Got Mine
b2. Unperson - Staring At The Light Cable
Released 21st September 2018
Numa Crew and Killa's Army join forces on this banger that will represent the first release of the brand new label Numa Recordings.
The first release of Numa Recordings is all about a mediterranean and jamaican alliance, an explosive blend of grime and reggae vibes.
Killa's Army is a crew from London formed by Killa P, Irah and Long Range, one of the most powerful trios in the contemporary UK Grime scene, their own original style is distinguished by a "heavy" jamaican dancehall & reggae influence.
The italian collective Numa Crew has developed their unique sound over the years, ranging from dubstep to jungle, through a limitless exploration of the different styles in the wide spectrum of genres in the uk underground scene. In the production of "We nuh tek talk" lies the essence of this musical journey.
The main theme of the tune is the legendary motive of Courtney Melody's ‘Ninja mi ninja' chorus, adapted to a modern day grime beat.
Backing the title track is the 'We nuh tek riddim' version by Numa Crew, the beat and the bassline are simple and heavy at the same time. It will be fire in the dance!
a. Numa Crew & Killa’s Army - We nuh tek talk
b. Numa Crew - We nuh tek riddim
Released 21st September 2018
The Ohmgrown series is about more music and less industry. Its Dub Phizix' way of getting his ideas to people in the fastest way possible.
The entire process- sound design, writing, mixing, mastering will be done in-house by Dub Phizix, as are the visual elements to accompany the music.
There will be no set sound or aesthetic to the series instead the focus is on giving people a window into where he’s at musically and what is inspiring him at the time of creation.
b1. The Waterbody
b2. Get Fresh
Released 14th September 2018
Hi Tek Sounds is the new label from East Man (AKA Basic Rhythm) set up after his debut album for Planet Mu ‘Red, White & Zero’.
The first release on Hi Tek Sounds is the first in a series of instrumental EP’s from East Man, entitled Stop Flapping Your Gums, with the aim of exploring the deeper, instrumental side of the Hi Tek sound.
The first two tracks on the EP, ‘Twilight’ and ‘Future Tek’, are sharp and steely, with angular rhythms. A skeletal frame work of kick drums, hard snares, sub bass stabs and brief synth splashes. Produced around the same time as the album on Planet Mu you may have heard them in East Man sets on Rinse FM or NTS, or his mixes for Resident Advisor and RedBull Radio.
The B side opens with ‘Nose Bleed’, an up tempo onslaught of distorted kick drums and sub bass with metallic stabs and an emotive synth line. The closing track ‘Mash Head’ is a slower, more dub driven affair. Taking things down a notch for the head nodders.
a1. East Man - Twilight
a2. East Man - Future Tek
b1. East Man - Nose Bleed
b2. East Man - Mash Head
Released 21st September 2018
The debut EP release from Amduscias (the evil doppelganger of an already known producer) presents a selection of tracks woven with British folklore and occultist connotation taking the fringes of UK bass music into a dark twisted new pasture, bass and beats ready for the dancefloor but equally horrifying to the headphone listener - skewing techno and dubstep to its farthest reaches.
a1. Amduscias - Amduscias
a2. Amduscias - She-Witch
b1. Amduscias - That Nonsense Beat
b2. Amduscias - War on Venius
Released 14th September
Ltd 10" Vinyl (300 pressed, no repress) - Housed in a dubplate style sleeve - Hand-stamped - "Psychedelic" is a vinyl-only track.
Thundaklap was a name we discovered during a track ID rabbit- hole while listening to a mix performed by Sleeper, someone who has championed the track “Makeya” in his sets for a while now. Thundaklap is a bachelor of history in his native country of Russia, Siberia. He has been doing music earnestly for about 8 years and he sometimes plays drums in interesting experimental projects. Here he makes his debut on Boka Records, a label famed for bringing forth new talent.
a1. Thundaklap - Makeya
b1. Thundaklap & Dutty Tingz - Psychedelic [Vinyl-only track]
Released 7th September
Wow, how time flies. I can’t believe I am putting out record number five already. This release comes from star of the future Adam Pits. I have known Adam for a long time as he was a few years below me at school and then proceeded to go to uni in Leeds like I did. He is from the same crew as Breaka, and there must be something in the water up there because these guys and the rest of their mates are producing the best shit in town right now. It is a privilege to put out Adam’s first piece of wax because these two tunes are dynamite from start to finish.
All three tracks are produced and sculpted for the club. They want big sound systems and dark rooms.
Close your eyes, hold hands and experience transcendental space flight...
a1. Socket Power
b1. Balance Beam
b2. Socket Power (Junq Remix)
Released 7th September 2018
Albion Collective proudly presents its second record release of 2018, celebrating with a top-shelf 10" plate from Sheffield's notorious dub-slinger: Taiko. No stranger to the Albion imprint, Louis Robson returns with 2 heavyweight originals fit to knock the socks off the hardiest of dubsteppers. Chunky big-bass roller 'Old Like Dirt' dons the A side and a revamp of the long awaited, bone crunching Taiko classic 'Panchaea' pressed to the flip. No shortage of lively switch ups.
a. Old Like Dirt
Released 7th September 2018
Dream Eater Records present another collection of the finest music at 140BPM from both rising stars and firm favourites.
A1 Maniac – E3 Goon: Having produced hits for Wiley, Tinchy Stryder and Chipmuk Maniac is a true legend of grime. E3 Goon is a personal all-time favourite of mine.
A2: Filthy Gears delivers once again with the serious hitter that is ‘Peace Treaty’
A3: We present Kotei’s vinyl debut, he is another up and coming producer with a both grime and dubstep influenced sound.
B1: JT The Goon, another grime powerhouse, never fails to deliver and ‘Stacks’ is no exception to this rule. Classic grime feel with his signature flutes.
B2: B:Thorough’s vinyl debut is a statement of intent! ‘Flutter’ is Perfect blend of new and old school grime sound - the melodies are killer!
B3: Over the past few years JFO has been consistently producing brilliant dungeon sound dubstep. ‘Elevation’ is masterfully crafted, sparse and definitely weighty.
a1. Maniac – E3 Goon
a2. Filthy Gears – Peace Treaty
a3. Kotei – BUN
b1. JT The Goon – Stacks
b2. BThorough – Flutter
b3. JFO – Elevation
Released 28th September 2018
Belgium’s most praised dubstep label DUPLOC has been consistently releasing two-track singles since 2015. The imprint curated by platform duploc.com now announces the launch of a new 12" vinyl release series. Catalogued as DUPLOCv001, the first EP features no one less than label resident Hebbe. The Dutch up-and-comer was introduced to DUPLOC in the beginning of 2018 with DUPLOC020, as he was signed to Crucial Recordings and Artikal Music UK short after. Now he returns to the label for the first volume of the new DUPPLATES series.
“Watch Out” is one of Hebbe’s most anticipated tracks as a chest-oppressive weighty sub bass rolls through a distorted landscape of cinematic samples and sinister melodies which are constantly progressing. Of course resident ENiGMA Dubz has to be involved in this first instalment as he delivers an incredibly stunning remix, hitting you with pure bassweight and powerful synths. On the flip side, compatriot Melle and the like-minded Mr.K enthusiastically accompany Hebbe to unleash both the bouncing “Wayside” as well as the murky “Lemon Twist”, two highly overdue cuts. The “DUPPLATES Vol. 1” is an essential in your record collection and marks a first much promising episode for the next to come on DUPLOC's prestigious series.
a1. Hebbe - Watch Out
a2. Hebbe - Watch Out (ENiGMA Dubz remix)
b1. Hebbe, Melle & Mr.K - Wayside
b2. Hebbe, Melle & Mr.K - Lemon Twist